What Are Different Types of Tire Defects That Cause Golf Cart Accidents
There are many factors that can contribute to or outright cause a golf cart accidents, including operating a golf cart while intoxicated, speeding, allowing a child to operate the cart, and more. Tire defects are among the list of issues that can quickly cause a potentially severe golf cart accident. Here’s what you need to know.
Types of Tire Defects in Golf Carts
There are several different types of tire defects that can occur on a golf cart:
Tread separation occurs when the outer tread of the tire separates from the tire’s casing. This can lead to a tire blowout. Tire blowouts are much more dangerous for traditional motor vehicles traveling at higher speeds, however, tread separation on a golf cart can increase the risk of a deadly accident.
Incorrect Tire Patch
If you’ve had a problem with your tire before, such as a puncture, and have had your tire patched, you may be at risk for an accident if the patch was done incorrectly. Accidents caused by improper maintenance are typically the responsibility of the company that repaired the golf cart.
Incorrect Tires Put on the Golf Cart
In some cases, a golf cart repair service won’t put the proper size or brand of tires on the cart as recommended by the cart’s manufacturer. This can cause instability, retread failure, and other critical problems.
Tires Missing Components
In some cases, the liability for a tire defect rests on the shoulders of the cart’s manufacturer. If the manufacturer created a tire that was missing critical components required for the cart to operate in a safe manner, the manufacturer may be able to be held responsible for damages arising from an accident caused by the tire defect.
How Tire Defects Cause Golf Cart Accidents
If a golf cart tire is defective, the cart may not handle well on the golf course or on roads golf carts are legally allowed on. A bump, swerve, or even normal driving can cause a golf cart with a bad tire to careen off course, putting the driver and their passengers in serious danger.
Contact Frank D. Butler for More Information Today
If you’ve been injured in a golf cart accident and you believe it may be the result of a tire defect or for any other reason, don’t hesitate to obtain experienced legal help as soon as possible. Contact Frank D. Butler today for a consultation by calling (800) 253-2531.